Forbruker

Theatre (clown, drag)

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Description

Forbruker: a one-woman advert break. 'I think it's a fact that, within consumer culture, the woman as an image is used as the interface between the consumed object and the consumer. [..] She's at the site of that exchange between what we want and what we can get' (Martin Crimp). Forbruker places female clown Frankie Thompson into the world of consumer culture. Through mime, lip-sync and general idiocy, she battles her way through branding and absurdity. A bittersweet taste of the simultaneous danger and innocence of advertising. Sold-out performance at Camden People’s Theatre.

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  • Accessible entry: Through main door and down a short corridor.
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Plumb Katherine 13 days ago

IF YOU MISSED THIS GO AND HUNT IT DOWN PLEASE.

I was utterly in a trance for an hour, entertained by the pure physicality of the performance, the themes of overconsumption, the stupidity of gendered products and consistently poking fun at capitalism in an absurd or surreal way. I have never seen a show like it, and have been inspired to see more clown, physical theatre and surreal performers, but none I feel will come close to this experience. I'm so glad I caught the last show, can't recommend it enough.

Jake Lomax 14 days ago

Watching this performance was a sheer delight from start to finish! Full of energy, presence and fun, Forbrucker was a highly engaging and imaginative portrayal of the absurd and grotesque world of advertisement. It was unnerving, bizarre, sexy and disgusting all at the same time! The main performer was excellent with both timing and awareness, and managed to sustain the act so well throughout the whole 50 minutes. The audience interaction was awkwardly hilarious, all helped by clever and innovative use of props and sound. This show was highly engaging and- at times- captivating and I very much hope that this piece, in some shape or form continues after the Fringe!

Chris Gill 19 days ago

This is a really interesting and quirky show, investigating the twisted world of advertising through physical theatre and audience participation. A perfect ‘fringe entertainment’!


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To Do List (4/5 stars) 12 days ago

The ad break becomes the main event in this divinely silly clown spectacleWhen did the Fringe get so damn deep. Leave your serious side at the door as Frankie Thompson is here to make you howl. Forbruker brings together the 30 second bite-size adverts we all consume daily and takes...

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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) 14 days ago

Eat what you want, but don’t eat too much of what you want. Be a man, but only if you’re a man. Be a sexy, but not so sexy it freaks everyone out. ...

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Fest (3/5 stars) 17 days ago

Forbruker is a Norwegian word meaning “a consumer”, so says the voiceover that begins this one-woman advert break. Clown Frankie Thompson recreates and satirises many recognisable small screen moments which play on our nostaliga, from the Cravendale cats with opposable thumbs to the more eye-rolling sex sells ads that dominate...

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